3j2
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

Kuddos to euro888 for this excellent research and complete instructions!  I have been looking for this fix for over three weeks - since loading Windows 7 64-bit on my Inspiron 1525.  Everything was working fine except the on-board mico-phone.  Had to pull out my camera with mic every time I wanted to use Skype.  (I usually just use the onboard mic and speakers - kind of like a hands free conference call.)  Your solution saved the day.  Everything is working great now!

Those with Inspiron 1525 sound issues - take a look here.

Thanks again.

 

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erpster05
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

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Why doesn't Dell support simply tell customers to replace their old SigmaTel STAC 92xx C-Major HD A02 driver with the "new and improved" IDT 92HD73C1 (version 6.10.0.6217, A15) driver?

       RJ  emoticon.Paradise.title

 

 

because your solution to obtain the IDT 92HD73C1 [version 6.10.0.6217, A15] driver does NOT work with some older Sigmatel HD Audio chips on some older Dell laptops, like my mom's Dell Inspiron E1405 notebook computer, euro888.

Here's the Hardware ID number of the Sigmatel Audio device on the Inspiron E1405 laptop:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7690&SUBSYS_102801D8

And I've just checked the INI and INF files of that IDT Audio 6.10.0.6217 driver.   That Sigmatel Audio HWID no. is NOT listed in any of them; so there's NO CHANCE of the new IDT Audio driver working for the old Sigmatel audio device on the dell 640m/e1405 laptop.

Current driver I use on Vista Home Basic edition SP2 is Sigmatel HD Audio driver v6.10.0.5866 from R218148, which is the latest one to work on the Inspiron E1405 notebook PC.   Original Sigmatel audio driver that came with E1405 was 6.10.0.5343.

If I do ever upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium Edition on the E1405 laptop, I think v6.10.5866 of the Sigmatel driver can still work.

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Ridgetop
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

Thanks, euro888 your solution worked for my M1330...good catch. HDMI audio streaming and local speakers both work for the first time since Windows 7 64 bit upgrade.

The hardware id for my card is shown in the stwrt64.ini file of the R226903 package, so there's no doubt it's compatible. My question is that if you can figure out this will work on a M1330, why can't the geniuses @ Dell?

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sawaddi
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

Probably because the "geniuses @ Dell" do not write drivers - the component manufacturers do. 

XPS 8700 

XPS 14

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euro888
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

You are welcome Ridgetop...

I guess the cynical answer to your question would be that they (the geniuses at Dell) just don't give a damm.  There's no money in it for them in providing decent support after they have sold a computer...  They would much rather see us all buy a new model as a "fix".

While it's true they don't write the drivers (the audio component company does), you can't tell me they (Dell) doesn't know about this solution.  (Granted, this solution only works on certain models...  but it does work on some... and Dell support certainly knows that.)

Because many of the companies for whom I have worked over the years have used Dells, I have had a lot of different Dell models.  I don't think their quality is particularly better or worse than other brands and I've been reasonably satisfied with the computers themselves...  but after many frustrating attempts at getting acceptable technical support (this is just the most recent in a long line of frustrating encounters), I sear I'll never buy another from them.  ...  And I'm passing on this "anti-recommendation" to everyone I know.

That's about all any of us can do...  So next time you buy a computer, vote with your dollars...  don't buy Dell!

Ok...  I'm getting off the podium now. emoticon.Confused.title

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sawaddi
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

but after many frustrating attempts at getting acceptable technical support (this is just the most recent in a long line of frustrating encounters), I sear I'll never buy another from them.  ...  And I'm passing on this "anti-recommendation" to everyone I know.

That's about all any of us can do...  So next time you buy a computer, vote with your dollars...  don't buy Dell!

Ok...  I'm getting off the podium now. emoticon.Confused.title

An often cited sentiment.  But no one has ever found a better option.  The PC has become a commodity product and low price does not equal good tech support.

 

XPS 8700 

XPS 14

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Ridgetop
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

I won't belabor this thread after this...but I discovered this site: http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/23793-latest-sigmatel-idt-drivers/ which contains some more recent drivers from IDT. The most recent one (v. 10.0.6267) works fine on my XPS M1330 w/W7 64 bit and Sigmatel audio 92XX. One of them may work for other Dell machines having trouble with Windows 7 64 bit audio drivers.

Check your audio codec hardware ids against the driver package .ini files for compatability.

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mkanar
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

...because your solution to obtain the IDT 92HD73C1 [version 6.10.0.6217, A15] driver does NOT work with some older Sigmatel HD Audio chips on some older Dell laptops, like my mom's Dell Inspiron E1405 notebook computer, euro888.

Here's the Hardware ID number of the Sigmatel Audio device on the Inspiron E1405 laptop:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7690&SUBSYS_102801D8

And I've just checked the INI and INF files of that IDT Audio 6.10.0.6217 driver.   That Sigmatel Audio HWID no. is NOT listed in any of them; so there's NO CHANCE of the new IDT Audio driver working for the old Sigmatel audio device on the dell 640m/e1405 laptop.

This is inaccurate; there is a chance of getting it to work with some changes.  In fact, I've just gotten 6.10.0.6255 to work on my Inspiron 1520 which uses this which wasn't listed in the INF/INI files:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801F1

Somebody has been kind enough to modify the IDT INI/INF files for others.  See this thread: http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/23790-latest-sigmatel-idt-modded-drivers-for-win-7-and-vista/

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sfund
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

On my 670 i did the trick by installing teh drivers from xp64:emotion-15:

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WXPX&catid=3&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=DU&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=WRK_PNT_P4_670&hidos=WXPX&hidlang=DU&TabIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=False

 

For me it works!

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euro888
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Re: SigmaTel audio drivers for Windows 7

To Ridgetop...

Thanks for that tip on where to get the latest idt-drivers.  Like you, I too have an XPS M1330 (but in 32 bit flavor).  Although the current driver I got from Dell (by guessing I could use the IDT driver) works, I would like to give your solution a try, as that is certainly a newer driver.  I can always go back to my current driver if the v.10.xxx version does not quite work.

Before I begin, could you clarify what you mean by your statement "Check your audio codec hardware ids against the driver package .ini files for compatibility."?   We technically challenged souls sometimes need a little more guidance.  emoticon.Wink.title

Here is what I think you mean Ridgetop, but I am not sure.  Could you verify these are the right steps to check for compatability?

1. Open the computer's Device Manager
2. Click on "Sound Video and Game Controllers" to drill down to "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC"
3. Right click on that entry and choose "Properties".
4. Once that window opens, select the "Details" tab.
5. Find the "Property" drop-down list in that window and look for an item there called "Hardware Ids"...

On my computer, when I select the "Hardware Ids" item, I see the following two entries:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7616&SUBSYS_10280209&REV_1002
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7616&SUBSYS_10280209

Is this what you mean Ridgetop?  Are these the entries that I (or others) would look for in the driver package .ini files when checking for compatibility?

Many thanks, my friend!

            RJ

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